Actor Boman Irani will play the role of our Community’s living legend, Ratan Tata, in the upcoming biopic on Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Boman Irani has been shooting in Ahmedabad for the film since the 17th of this month. Directed by the National Award winner Omung Kumar and produced by Sandip Ssingh and Suresh Oberoi, who’s son, Vivek Oberoi will play the title lead of the film as Modi.
“I have always received comments on social media that I resemble Ratan Tata. I always thought the day the character comes along I will be more than happy to play it,” Boman said in a statement to the media. He shared how he immediately accepted the role when contacted and praised the team saying Director Omung was doing a great job, and that the shooting went off very well. He was impressed at how hard Vivek had worked to get to where he is with the character and that he was pleased to see him mature into an artist and take on such a challenging role.
Producer Sandip Ssingh described Boman as “an actor who motivates people and rehearses with his co-actors at least 50 times,” and expressed happiness and pride that Boman was part of the film, and how nobody else could have done a better job. In fact, he even said he wished to work with him in every film!
The film will chronicle the journey of PM Narendra Modi from his humble beginning, to his life as the CM of Gujarat up to his landmark win in the 2014 general elections to finally becoming the Prime Minister of India.